Saturday Snapshots #188

by Jeanne on March 31, 2012

in Photography, Saturday Snapshots, Travel - Netherlands

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 River of tulips, Keukenhof garden, Holland – May 2010

 

Keukenhof Gardens near Lisse in the Netherlands was opened in 1949 and is the world’s largest flower garden, covering 32 acres.  Each year staff plant 7 million flower bulbs by hand and this culminates in a spectacular display of crocuses, daffodils, hyacinths and tulips in the Spring.  Over 43 million people have visited Keukenhof since it opened and one of them, in the Spring of 2010, was me. This river of tulips was just one of many spectacular mass plantings that we saw, and took my breath away.

 

Saturday Snapshots is a series of non-food photographs published every Saturday on CookSister.  Previously featured photographs can be viewed on the Saturday Snapshots archive page. Many photos featured in Saturday Snapshots are available to buy as high-quality greeting cards or prints in my RedBubble store, or even as high-quality A3-size calendarsIf you want a custom calendar with your own selection of photos, starting with any month (not only January), please e-mail me and we can discuss your requirements.  New calendars for 2012 include FLOWERS and RAW - they make great gifts, for friends, family or for yourself.

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Rosa April 1, 2012 at 12:31 am

Fabulous! I love tulips.
Cheers,
Rosa

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Firefly April 2, 2012 at 7:58 am

Now this place must be a sight to be behold. I’m trying to imagine 7 million flowering crocuses, daffodils, hyacinths and tulips in one garden.

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Kit April 2, 2012 at 10:37 am

Wow! Can’t imagine planting that many bulbs in one place!

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heelys April 2, 2012 at 2:55 pm

This garden is like a paradise. Getting there is so refreshing and relaxing. The flowers are so beautiful.

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Krista April 3, 2012 at 11:38 am

Absolutely fantastic!!! What a glorious sight. :-)

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Barney April 4, 2012 at 9:04 am

What an awsome recipe must try it this easter!

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Simone April 10, 2012 at 2:33 pm

Ah yes, de Keukenhof…. Would you believe me if I told you that it’s not until very recently that I went there for the first time.. ;)

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simply canvas June 7, 2012 at 3:49 pm

Ahh wow these are beautiful flowers, thank you for the great picture!

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